The BRAIN Initiative, a 10-year science and engineering grand challenge announced by President Obama six years ago, had a visionary mission: to fund the invention of new techniques for understanding brains. This mission reflects the realization that neuroscience cannot help but be profoundly tool-dependent. We would have no clue about neurons and their basic input-output functions without the engineers who drew upon background physics and chemistry and made the tools. Roughly 600 conditions afflict human brains. Most are devastating and none are well understood. The human cost in suffering is staggering. Likewise, the dollar cost. Considering only Alzheimer’s disease, the cost per patient per year is about $300,000. The total cost per year is about $280 billion in the USA alone. That sum would build a lot of schools and parks. Consequently, preventing and treating brain disorders are a high priority. Tool and technique development were emphasized in the … [Read more...] about Five Years on, How Fares the BRAIN Initiative?
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Source: Gustavo Linhares/Pexels Over the years as a clinical psychologist and researcher, I’ve found that guys have eight common fears of commitment, all of which have their roots in childhood and adolescence. The process of picking, projecting and provoking these fears can lead men to recreate their negative relationship scenarios and sabotage themselves when it comes to romance and love. Unfortunately, if a man is not growing and working on his issues, he will often follow these same patterns over and over again with woman after woman—sinking his possibilities of committed love into the netherworld. I know you may be all too familiar with men’s fears in this department, but bear with me. I want you to have a much deeper understanding of the minds of men. Remember, there is a matter of degree of difficulty: some men are truly mired in their issues, while others are growing and working on themselves. You want to determine if your … [Read more...] about Eight Common Fears That Men Have of Making a Commitment
In the Andes Mountains of Peru, living in extreme poverty, Filomena Taipe Mendoza, 116 years old, is in the running to become the world's oldest living person. If her claim proves to be true, it would make her three months older than Misao Okawa of Japan, who currently holds the record for the oldest living person according to Guinness World Records and the Gerontology Research Group. Filomena Taipe Mendoza Mrs. Mendoza lives in the tiny village of Huancavelica, one of the poorest cities in Peru. Her age was reportedly discovered when she left her village to pick up a new type of retirement check for seniors living in poverty. BBC News reports that Peru's National Identity Register claims that her ID card indicates that she was born on December 20, 1897. "I am not of the past century, young man, but the other one... I am very old," she told an official accompanying her to cash her first check according to Agence France-Presse (AFP). Eat From the … [Read more...] about How to Live to 110